My love affair with granola began in 1987 at the Bluebonnet Cafe & Grocer on Lower Greenville in Dallas, Texas, one of the original Dallas health food stores. In the 30+ years since, I have become quite the connoisseur of granola. I have traveled the world tasting granola and have sampled every local version I could get my hands on from Southeast Asia to South Africa; from small towns in the Midwest to big cities like LA, NYC, Chicago and Miami. Just call me a granola maven cuz that’s me!
My search for the perfect crunchy granola led me to develop my own recipes and I have baked fresh granola over the years as gifts for family and friends…and mostly for myself to add to my yogurt, fruit, or to top my oatmeal. It became my very obsessive tasty hobby!
In February 2017, my world crashed down around me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My determination to fight cancer with everything I could led me down a long road of nutritional research. My approach to recovery was holistic – guided by doctors, I adapted my nutritional, gluten free and fat adaptive routine.
I learned that sugar feeds cancer cells and can make cancer grow. I was prescribed a medicine to take for the next ten years that caused excruciating joint pain, and learned from my oncology nurse that this pain could be reduced by removing gluten from my diet and eating more healthy fats. I adopted an all-organic, cancer-fighting diet of only gluten-free whole grains, no sugar, no alcohol, and no dairy. During this time, my homemade granola offered me the crunch that I crave and a tad of sweet flavor without sacrificing overall taste.
This was the journey that led me to my perfect granola recipe. It is gluten-free and vegan, non-GMO, free of canola oil, grains, soy and refined sugar with good flavor, good crunch and nourishing all-natural ingredients. I can hardly keep it in stock in my house and my friends are always asking for it so I have decided to share it with my community. This is how Park Lane Pantry was born.
FROM MY HEART TO YOURSI sincerely hope that you will enjoy Park Lane Pantry Small Batch Granola. I make each batch with love and light!